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Manganese, Serum

Mnemonic:    [Manganese]
Name:    Manganese, Serum
Specimen:    2 mL serum from a Royal Blue top tube (no additive). Patient Prep: Diet, medication, and nutritional supplements may introduce interfering substances. Patients should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals, and non-essential over-the-counter medications (upon the advice of their physician).

Unacceptable Conditions: Separator tubes. Specimens that are not separated from the red cells, or clot, within 6 hours. Hemolyzed specimens.
Minimum Spec:    0.5 mL
Transport Temp:    Store and transport sample at Room Temperature.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0099265
  Method:    Inductive Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectometry
Processing Info:    Submit specimen in an ARUP Trace Element-Free Transport Tube. Do not allow serum or plasma to remain on the cells.